BIW gets another $66 million

Posted Wednesday, June 20, 2012 in News

BIW gets another $66 million

Arleigh Burke class destroyer (file)

U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, a member of the House Armed Services Committee, announced on Monday a $66 million contract addition for work being done at Bath Iron Works on the maintenance and modernization of the Arleigh Burke class of destroyers.

“The Arleigh Burke class continues to be a workhorse for the Navy, and maintaining and modernizing the ships will help keep the top-notch workers at BIW on the job,” Pingree said. “The skill level and experience of BIW workers is a critical asset to our country’s defense industry and it’s important to do everything we can to keep them fully employed.  We can’t afford to lose them.”

The contract announced Monday is to provide expert design, planning, and material support services for both maintenance and modernization of the DDG51 class of destroyers.

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